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I have a question concerning sample types

Discussion in 'Recording' started by kupon, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. kupon

    kupon Guest

    If the main vocals of a track were recorded in stereo would it make sense to convert to mono for the mixing? I'm pretty sure that vocals should be recorded in mono but this time around they got the stereo treatment.
  2. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    How did they get 'the stereo treatment'?

    X-Y, ORTF, stereo mic, etc?

    Or was one mic recorded to a stereo track?

    (And BTW, how does this correlate to "sample types"?)
  3. kupon

    kupon Guest

    The mic was recorded to a stereo track. Sample type as in stereo or mono.
  4. Like most of us, you may have 4 GB worth of Stereo vocals.
    Are they in wav or in the format of the DAW program?
    Either way, highlight the track, then click on seperate Stereo track.
    Now you have to decide on whether to pan L or R either of the now serperate vocals. The first thing to do though is to move one of the tracks back or forward by only a few milli seconds. It could sound like John Lennon delay when you do that.
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    For what purpose?
    One mic, one source?
    Convert the file(s) to mono, most DAWs can do it with one click or selection in a drop down menu.

    Filmmusic sez:
    That's just not true.
    If we are going to make generalizations here I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that most of "us" have been recording one (mono) source to one (mono) track since the days of magnetic tape, and have continued to do so as we've switched over to the digital realm. Wasting HD space on stereo tracks of mono sources is a foolish thing to do.
  6. kupon

    kupon Guest

    Thanks everyone for your responses! Truly appreciated!

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